HTML <q> id Attribute

The id attribute on a <q> tag assigns an identifier to the inline quotation. The identifier must be unique across the page.

Example

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An id attribute on a <q> tag.

To be, or not to be, that is the question
-- by William Shakespeare.

<p>
  <q id="quote" cite="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_be,_or_not_to_be">
    To be, or not to be, that is the question
  </q><br />
  -- by William Shakespeare.
</p>

Using id

The id attribute assigns an identifier to the <q> element.

The identifier must be unique across the page.

The id allows programmatic access to the <q> element.

Tip:  id is a global attribute that can be applied to any HTML element.


Syntax

<q id="identifier" />

Values

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Value Description
identifier A unique alphanumeric string. The id value must begin with a letter ([A-Za-z]) and may be followed by any number of letters, digits ([0-9]), hyphens (-), underscores (_), colons (:), and periods (.).

More Examples

A <q> element with a unique id attribute.
Clicking the button displays the cite value of the quote.

To be, or not to be, that is the question
-- by William Shakespeare.


<p>
  <q id="myq"
     cite="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_be,_or_not_to_be">
    To be, or not to be, that is the question
  </q><br/>
  -- by William Shakespeare.
</p>

<br/>
<button onclick="show();">Show cite</button>

<script>
  let show = () => {
    let element = document.getElementById("myq");
    alert("Cite = " + element.cite);
  }
</script>

Code explanation

The id attribute assigns a unique identifier for the <q>.

Clicking the button calls JavaScript which locates the <q> using the id.

Finally, the cite value of the <q> element is displayed in an alert box.


Browser support

Here is when id support started for each browser:

Chrome
1.0 Sep 2008
Firefox
1.0 Sep 2002
IE/Edge
1.0 Aug 1995
Opera
1.0 Jan 2006
Safari
1.0 Jan 2003

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